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On-Demand Manufacturing Takes Aim at ‘Total Cost‘

Publication date: June 12, 2017

On-demand manufacturing builds on previous procurement and supply-chain concepts, including just-in-time manufacturing and lean manufacturing. Its goal is simple: produce parts as they’re needed, in the exact quantities needed, and do so repeatedly and cost-effectively.


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